India States Briefs – Rajasthan

May 31, 2016

Rajasthan stands out among the Low-Income states (LIS). The state has outpaced other LIS in growth and poverty reduction in the recent decade, while consumption inequality increased only marginally. Read Rajasthan - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.

One in every two workers in Rajasthan is on the farm. While job creation in the state has been among the highest in the country, there continues to be a deficit of salaried jobs and fewer women in the state are working today. Read Rajasthan – Jobs brief.

Health and education outcomes in Rajasthan have been improving, but progress is slow. There is room for improvement in the areas of infant mortality, nutrition and sanitation. Read Rajasthan - Health and Education brief.

There are striking differences in schooling, jobs and health outcomes across social groups in Rajasthan. The Scheduled Tribes, in particular, stand out for their slow pace of poverty reduction and limited access to basic services. Read Rajasthan - Social Inclusion brief.

Women in Rajasthan face many barriers. While there has been improvement in schooling and maternal health, the child sex ratio in the state is among the lowest in India, and is declining. Women have withdrawn from the labor force in large numbers. Read Rajasthan – Gender brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Rajasthan - Indicators at a Glance briefReaders who are keen to further understand all the indicators selected for this exposition may refer to the Technical Appendix.

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